University of Manchester

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The University of Manchester (UoM) is an internationally recognized institution with a reputation for pioneering research. The University engages in internationally significant research in a wide range of subjects. One recent evidence of the strong research environment of UoM is that the Noble Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Professor Andre Geim and Konstantin in the field of graphene. Energy research and teaching is carried out at UoM across a wide range of areas centered on the themes of renewable energy resources, production, transportation and consumption. Linking these themes are the areas of energy policy, economics and societal impact.
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2021
10 Nov 2021

Treating Neurological Disorders with Brain Implants

INBRAIN uses technology developed by Graphene Flagship partners ICN2, ICREA and the University of Manchester to develop smart devices for patients with neuronal disorders, like Parkinson's or epilepsy. The Graphene Flagship ecosystem was key to the development of these innovative technologies.
15 Sep 2021

UK National Highways Will be Trialling the Use of Graphene

National Highways will be trialling the use of graphene - a material only one atom thick - in its road surfacing to see if it prolongs its lifespan. If successful, using this high-tech product could see the operational life of key road features extended by a number of  years, reducing the frequency of roadworks and making journeys for road users smoother and more reliable. 
15 Sep 2021

Affordable Housing in Outer Space: Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds - making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists have now developed a way to potentially overcome this problem, by creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust along with the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
2 Jul 2021

'Soft' Graphene-Containing Electrodes That Adapt to Living Tissue

Researchers have collaborated on a pioneering project in bioengineering, producing metal-free, hydrogel electrodes that flex to fit the complex shapes inside the human body.
1 Jul 2021

Has the Funding for Graphene Dried up?

Practically no graphene manufacturer is making significant revenue, let alone a profit, so continued funding will still be essential - but is there still enough cash being injected?
1 Apr 2021

Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Sports footwear firm inov-8 has unveiled the world's first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, bucking the widespread trend for carbon-plate technology and doubling the industry standard for longevity.
30 Mar 2021

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics Intelligent Graphene Based Neural Implants

Existing brain interfaces are based on metals such as platinum and iridium, which impose significant restrictions in terms of miniaturisation and signal resolution, and therefore cause considerable side effects. For this reason, there is a 50% rejection rate in candidate patients. Graphene Flagship spin-off INBRAIN Neuroelectronics uses a disruptive technology based on graphene which will overcome the current limitations of metal-based neural interfaces.
2020
26 Nov 2020

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
13 Nov 2020

Electrical Stimulation Reduces Swallowing Problems

Using electrical stimulation in the throats of patients recovering from conditions such as strokes or head injuries will help to relieve swallowing problems, leading to a quicker recovery time, according to a new study.
30 Oct 2020

Graphene Based Antibody Test for Detecting Kidney Disease

Researchers have developed a new graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies, initially targeting a kidney disease called Membranous Nephropathy.
7 Oct 2020

Versius at Frimley Health to Give More Patients Keyhole Surgery

CMR Surgical Ltd announced the introduction of Versius, a next-generation surgical robot at Frimley Health. Frimley Health is a well-established surgical robotics centre and has become the first hospital in the UK to use Versius in Urology, as well as in Colorectal surgery, expanding the number of patients receiving the benefits of robotic assisted minimal access surgery.
23 Sep 2020

Manchester Hospital Uses Versius for First Robotic Keyhole Surgery

Versius is portable, modular, and designed to be easily moved between operating theatres. Once in an operating theatre, it takes an average of 15 minutes to set up the system. This allows it to be used frequently, with one Versius robot capable of performing hundreds of operations each year.
8 Sep 2020

Collaboration to Bring New Advanced Materials and Products to Market

CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry and the Henry Royce Institute are delighted to announce a collaboration that will enable the organisations to work together to help UK companies develop and commercialise products that use new advanced materials.
6 Sep 2020

Leading Edge Associates

Leading Edge Associates have developed a patented method of cooling and heating batteries in electric vehicles with the combination of a vapour chamber and a thermoelectric device.
29 Jun 2020

Graphene Smart Textiles Developed for Heat Adaptive Clothing

New research on the two-dimensional material graphene has allowed researchers to create smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
22 Apr 2020

Insect-Like Robot Uses Artificial Neurons to Modify Gait in Real Time

A research team has developed NeuroPod, an automaton that simulates the activity of a six-legged insect. The model, which walks, trots and runs, uses efficient and cost effective materials. It could therefore pave the way for the creation of prostheses or structures for the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries at a reduced cost compared with those currently in use.
17 Apr 2020

Flexible Hybrid Electronics 2020-2030: Applications, Challenges, Innovations and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
2019
9 Dec 2019

2D Dielectric Inks Suitable for Print-in-Place Electronics

A team have produced a two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride ink which has been used to fabricate flexible thin-film transistors.
5 Dec 2019

IDTechEx Show! - Winners of the Graphene Award

At the recent IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, C2Sense took the award for 'Graphene & 2D Materials - Most Significant Advancement In Graphene, CNT, Or 2D Material Commercialization'. Their application was on 'Selective CNT Gas Sensors' and was a popular choice with the independent judging panel.
21 Nov 2019

Concrete - Does Graphene Have The Capability To Supercharge The Properties And Benefits Of Concrete Production

University of Manchester, United Kingdom